Georgetown Downs Villanova in a 13-2 Blowout
from Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse team put together a big 13-2 victory over the Villanova University Wildcats Thursday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field. With the win, the Hoyas improve to 7-7 overall and 4-1 in BIG EAST Conference play.
"We were able to dominate possession through draw controls and a ferocious ride," said Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We were able to carry the momentum from last weekend into this game and it's building confidence as we get into the tail end of the regular season."
Senior midfielder Courtney Caputo (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School) led the way with three goals and an assist for her second-consecutive hat trick. Junior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) added two goals and two assists for the Blue & Gray.
Freshman goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took the win in the net as the goalkeepers combined for six saves on the afternoon.
Georgetown outshot Villanova, 25-15, and had 13 draw controls to the Wildcats' four.
The Hoyas had an 11-0 run to start the game, spanning the entire first half and into the second.
Senior attacker Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation) opened the scoring with an unassisted tally from the right side. Sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) added one more from close range and junior midfielderMollie Caputo (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville Manlius) made it 3-0 forcing a Villanova timeout.
The break didn't help, as Farrell tallied a free position goal and senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) and sophomore midfielderKristen Bandos (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame of Namur) kept the run going with back-to-back scores.
The Wildcats gained some possession but the defense held strong and with 6:10 left, Tarzian gave the Hoyas the eight-goal lead.
Courtney Caputo added her first and second of the game as the minutes wound down in the half making it 10-0 at the break.
Tarzian opened it early in the second half to keep the scoring going.
Villanova got on board at 19:08 with a goal to make it 11-1 and added one more, but the Blue & Gray came right back with Caputo's third on the afternoon.
Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Perselay (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) added to the tally at 5:36 which would be the final goal of the afternoon making the score 13-2.
Georgetown will be back in action on Saturday at 2 p.m., at Multi-Sport Field as the squad hosts the Temple University Owls. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com. Saturday will also be Senior Day as the nine seniors will be honored before the opening draw.
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